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Using Trading Partners in JSCAPE MFT Server - Part 1

Posted by Chris F. on Wed, May 30, 2012 @ 12:44 PM

Overview

In this video post we will discuss the Trading Partners feature of JSCAPE MFT Server.  We will discuss what the Trading Partners feature is and what it is for.  We will walk through creating a Trading Partner for use in creating Triggers.  In Part 2 we will show how you can use trading partners within a trigger.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Videos

Security Conscience Notification Triggers

Posted by Chris F. on Tue, May 01, 2012 @ 10:48 AM

Overview

In this article we will discuss the creation of some security conscience notifications.  We will be using Triggers to respond via email when certain events take place that an administrator may wish to know about immediately.  This can be useful when you have a complex configuration on your JSCAPE MFT Server that includes many Users, Groups and Triggers.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Security

Capturing & Responding to Trigger Errors in JSCAPE MFT Server

Posted by Chris Frisch on Mon, Apr 30, 2012 @ 01:49 PM

Overview

In this article we will discuss how to use the Trigger Error Event Type to capture errors and respond to them.  In the example we are going to walk through we will be using the Trigger Error Event Type to capture the error from a failed action of another Trigger and send an email to the administrator. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Triggers

Sending Twitter Updates in Response to File Transfer Events

Posted by Chris Frisch on Mon, Apr 02, 2012 @ 10:45 AM

Overview

Twitter can be a great tool for both marketing and internal communication.  JSCAPE MFT Server offers the ability to respond to server events with both Twitter updates and direct messages.  In this article we will discuss how to setup your JSCAPE MFT Server to respond to a File Upload event by sending a Twitter update message to a test Twitter account. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation

Using Triggers to Automate File Deletion

Posted by Chris Frisch on Wed, Mar 28, 2012 @ 12:10 PM

Overview

If you are familiar with JSCAPE MFT Server you may already be aware of the power and flexibility that Triggers can offer you as an administrator.  If you are new to JSCAPE MFT Server, Triggers allow you to create automated events with the use of Event Type parameters and Trigger Actions.  Basically, Event Types are predefined events with configurable parameters that represent a condition, when that condition is met it triggers the associated action to be performed.  In this article I will show you how to create a Trigger to automate the deletion of aged files and explain how the Trigger accomplishes this task.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Triggers

Automating Backups of JSCAPE MFT Server

Posted by Chris Frisch on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 @ 05:03 PM

Overview

In most production environment scenarios it is prudent for an administrator to keep backups of JSCAPE MFT Server configurations.  This can be especially critical with large and complex configurations in the event that a JSCAPE MFT Server configuration may need to be restored.  Such an event may be the failure of a hard disk that JSCAPE MFT Server is installed and running on.  In the event that you may need to reinstall JSCAPE MFT Server on a new drive, having a backup of an advanced configuration could save you a substantial amount of time.  Maybe you find the need at some point to roll the configuration of your JSCAPE MFT Server back to a configuration you had on a previous date. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Business Process Automation

Using Regular Expressions in Triggers - Part 2

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Mar 15, 2012 @ 01:59 PM

Let's now continue dissecting the regular expression: ".*\.doc"

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Triggers, regular expressions

Automating FTP Virus Scans with Avast Antivirus - Part 2

Posted by John V. on Thu, Dec 08, 2011 @ 10:57 AM

In part 1 of this article, you learned how to setup JSCAPE MFT Server so that it could run an Avast Antivirus autoscan on each newly uploaded file. Just like all antivirus programs, Avast! for Linux/Unix Servers can only be truly effective if its virus database is up-to-date. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Secure File Transfer

Automating FTP Virus Scans with Avast Antivirus - Part 1

Posted by John V. on Tue, Dec 06, 2011 @ 11:29 AM

Overview

We all have our favorite antivirus software, so while some of you may have immediately applied what you learned from our tutorials on automatic virus scanning using Kaspersky Antivirus  and ClamAV, others may have struggled to apply those tutorials to the antivirus software being used in their organization. That's why we've decided to add one more similar post for another popular antivirus.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Business Process Automation, Triggers

Automating FTP Virus Scans with Kaspersky Antivirus - Part 3

Posted by John V. on Mon, Nov 28, 2011 @ 08:55 AM

In Part 1 of this article, you learned how to perform a basic automatic Kaspersky scan on a newly uploaded file. In that post, we only specified one argument for the kav4fs-control command, and that was the path of the file to scan.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Business Process Automation